Re: [CR] Odd Campagnolo cranks for the experts...

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Subject: Re: [CR] Odd Campagnolo cranks for the experts...
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 03:59:39 +0000

Hi Tam: Those are absolutely, most definitely, not Campagnolo cranks. Not even close. They didn't clone anything, they just took some used cheapo (melt-forged perhaps?) 144 BCD cranks and stamped crude Campagnolo logos into them, probably as a joke at the time.... It's kind of cool to have something like that, though. Sort of like having obviously counterfeit coins.... Greg Parker Ann Arbor, Michigan (where the power is back on now after five hours in the cold and dark...). (Some goofball backed his car into a 650-pound transformer hard enough to move it two feet off of it's concrete foundation, break said foundation, and blow multiple electrical circuits along my street - ugh...). Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 15:37:18 -0800 From: Tam Pham <> To: Brandon Ives <> Cc: CR <> Subject: Re: [CR] Odd Campagnolo cranks for the experts...

That'd be interesting if someone would go to such length to clone a Campy crankset, and do it so poorly even! Can you point me to some photos of the Ofmega cranks of interest? Googling isn't turning up anything for me.

I just pulled off a Pista drive side arm from one of my bikes, and I'm starting to convince myself that these cranks could really be the real deal . Check out this photo:

As I mentioned before, note the concentric machining circles sort of unique to Campagnolo... but now check out the spindle hole! It's identical as far as I can tell.

Tam Pham Huntington Beach, CA

On 1/30/06, Brandon Ives <> wrote:
> 100% FAKEY FAKE.
> They look like Ofmega cranks that have been profiled and then stamped
> both front and rear. I think the best tell that these are fake are the
> "campy" stamps. First the one on the driveside seems to be closer to
> the spindle hole and the stamps are slightly rotated and closer to one
> side of the arm off center. Second is the huge cut-out for a pedal
> washer.
> best,
> Brandon"monkeyman"Ives
> Vancouver, B.C.
> On Monday, Jan 30, 2006, at 14:20 US/Pacific, David Bilenkey wrote:
> > Tam,
> >
> > What's the BCD on these cranks? I agree that they do look like a
> > copy/fakes.
> >
> > David
> > --
> > David Bilenkey
> > Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
> >
> >
> >
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From:
> >> [] On Behalf Of Tam Pham
> >> Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 4:49 PM
> >> To: CR
> >> Subject: [CR]Odd Campagnolo cranks for the experts...
> >>
> >>
> >> Hi all,
> >>
> >> I recently picked up a set of Campagnolo cranks unlike
> >> anything I've seen before and was wondering if perhaps
> >> someone else could identify the set. I almost think it's a
> >> fake, but the stamped wing logo seems like it would require
> >> elaborate work. As always, any info shed upon these cranks
> >> would be much appreciated.
> >>
> >> See photos here:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Cheers from Huntington Beach, California!
> >>
> >> -Tam Pham